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Why Girls Are Not Shaving The Armpits | Minimalist Girl

Something extremely scaring is happening in the modern world, a lot of girls are no longer shaving their armpits.

This ritual or practice, you can call it the way you want too, could belong to the minimalism branch of human behaviors.

I am sorry for that! Some girls following the new trends are already doing this and I can not believe it.

The person that made me notice this, is one of the most beautiful hairy girls on YouTube managing a channel called raw alignment.

The first time I saw her videos I almost fell in love with her! She is so beautiful and she thinks very close to me! But when I saw under her armpits it was hard to accept what I saw.

She had long hair under her armpits! I could not believe it.

Right now I am living in a beach city and a lot of girls are walking around only with a bathing suit! I have noticed a lot of hairy girls not shaving their armpits.

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A few days ago I had the chance to stop a girl on the road! After a few minutes, I started to gain some confidence. I then asked her why she doesn’t shave her armpits.

If the hair on girls grosses you out you should read this article! It will be a mix of psychology as always and thoughts.

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Why Girls Are Not Shaving Armpits

Some of the main reasons girls are not shaving armpits according to the girl I have stopped on the road a few days ago are these.

  • They saw some famous people online not shaving armpits.
  • Some think that is more hippie and is cool.
  • It saves time under the shower.
  • When you put the deodorant it burns less.
  • They like it more.

I think the main reason why they do this is that many famous hairy girls on the internet and even celebrities like Madonna and Madonna’s daughter don’t or didn’t shave their armpits.

The influence of other people on people is huge! And it is incredible how someone you never even talked with can influence your whole life.

I don’t want to resemble rude, maybe I am wrong but I think that girls in the modern society should shave their hair.

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This is what we are visually used too and also is more hygienic. I even try to shave my hair! I don’t find not shaving my armpits gay. 

My dad the first time he saw that I shaved my arms he said: “do you shave your hair like a gay?‘, and he made fun of me a lot.

But honestly, I don’t see a lot of difference taking care of the hair on your head when you go to the barbershop and all the other hair.

Could you imagine to never get a haircut?

You will look pretty crazy and dirty in a matter of no time. So taking care of all the other hair on your body I think that is very hygienic and smart.

In this article, you can read why a man should shave their armpits.


Not Shaving The Armpits Trends

So should I shave my armpits girl?

A lot of studies and surveys have been carried out in past years about this topic, you can read this article from Metro UK.

In 2013 more than 95% of the girls shaved their armpits and legs! This value dropped significantly in 2017 to 77% and it keeps going down.

Even in this article from womenintheworld we can see that 1 woman out of 4 doesn’t shave their armpits.

Something you might consider is that in southern countries women tend to have more hair and even darker hair which makes it even grosser.

While a Scandinavian girl might have blonde and straight hair, a Brazilian sexy girl can have strong and curly hair all over her body.

As we can see in this other article a lot of celebrities decide not to shave their armpits! Of course, normal people follow along like ducks.

Some interesting reasons instead are listed in this article from thealternativedaily!

And we can see that some points here match to the answers given by the girl I have met a few days ago.


Why I Wrote This Article About Not Shaving Armpits

I think that psychology here is a key factor, as always. First of all my psychology is the one that has some problems.

It should not bother me the fact that someone has hair under their armpits or leg hair, but it actually does bother me.

The fact that I get grossed out when I discover that a girl like Alyse Brautigam from raw alignment has hair under her armpits is weird.

I mean, firstly I said: ” oh my god this girl is too cute and I feel almost in love with her” then when I saw the hair all changed.

So, I am not here to tell you that shaving your armpits is wrong, but instead, I am here to tell you that my psychology is wrong in the first place.

Then if I accept the fact that I am the one that is wrong in the first place, I can analyze the fact that girls do that just because it’s kind of fancy.

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These girls think that they are breaking some rules or some sort of rebel hippy feeling will make them look cooler.

We are programmed by the society with some standard to respect to be a perfect human! Every single thing that is not in our schemes can actually bother us.



I have noticed that many girls lately do not shave their armpits! What I thought is that it is not normal that I get grossed out and my opinion on a person I like from her look suddenly changes when I see hair under her armpits.

All of this is caused by the fact that we are programmed to create schemes in our heads! fat girl is usually ugly and exterior looks are more important sometimes that what a real person can offer.

I am not a shallow person, and of course, I would date a girl that has hair under her armpits! But I would definitely expose to her that this grosses me out a lot and until I don’t see that what she’s doing comes 100% from her I would not feel good.

I think that people get conditioned from the societies and the trends! The same happens with smoking and taking drugs.

We all know that is bad for you and completely useless but still, people do it because it helps them to create their persona, which in most of the cases is a fake one.

I think that shaving your body hair from head to toes is more hygienic, better looking and a best practice to respect to feel more fresh and clean.

As I said before in this article I cut my own hair by my self since 13 years now, so it doesn’t cost anything to do it and still, I think it’s important.

  • What do you think about this?
  • Do you get grossed out by girls not shaving armpits or you don’t care?
  • Do you think that this will become normal and sexy and hot girls will all have beautiful armpit hair?

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7 thoughts on “Why Girls Are Not Shaving The Armpits | Minimalist Girl”

  1. Human rituals and behavior always fascinate me. I could imagine somewhere back in time people discussing how weird it was for women to shave their armpits. LOL.
    Hell, it was illegal for women to vote in the United States until 1920.
    Black people were not guaranteed the right to vote until 1965. Before those times it was common to be grossed out about women and black people voting in the United States.
    Human rituals and customs change over time.
    I remember reading Marcus Aurelius Emperor of The Roman Empire saying the tolerates shortcomings and failures in others be they tolerate it in him.
    I have learned to accept and tolerate what I see as failures in people because they tolerate and accept what they see and failures in me.
    Discussing those failures are always interesting and can be fun 😉

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    1. that’s correct Tony! Thanks for the comment, we need to get used to new things and yeah the problem is in me that gets grossed out from armpit hair on chicks haha! But yeah something stupid like this made me think a lot!

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  2. Hi. Great, you surprised me positively, one of those rare case in which the article is better than the title.
    At first it sounded like one of those entitled men pieces which use a shaming vocabulary, state they think it’s disgusting and that’s law, one, especially women have to respect rules and compulsory gender roles and conventions. Same for men and masculinity though because at the end masculinists also pen men inside constrictive, tight and callous behaviors.
    I was about to make present what you mentioned in your manifesto “I don’t like the fact that humans spend their lives to grow up under rules that the society has imposed.” and thought then why would you enforce such rule just because your eye is used to it, there must be more to it. Turns out there was, people, men or women who do something all of a sudden collectively because of a fashion might apparently be sheepish.
    Some backlash article claim they are annoyed at that, but they just impose their old standard as compulsory, while you recognize it’s simply how your eye has been trained, which, mind it, is also a problem of many women when they are thinking about men and in both case it’s healthy (but not a duty) to at least question such standards.
    You are not cathegorical or arrogantly ruling out not shaving can be a perfectly autonomous decision and take they right nuance and distinction in mind unlike.
    And it’s also a standard you apply to yourself, shaving your armpits.
    I’m also a guy and though I don’t shave mine yet, I shave my shoulders and some other zones I personally feel they look better without hair on me.
    Others in trends just want to maintain an old status quo and they often shame men who shave, while claiming it’s those hair hippie feminists oppressing them (which also deserves expansion and its own overlooked distinction and nuanced discourse 😉 ).

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    1. thanks a lot for the long comment Ingmar, I appreciate very much!

      And yes I think that whatever you feel like is normal to you it can be considered the normality, the problem is that people don’t follow their inner rational instinct and tend to follow rules and trends with no brain.

      I am not judging anyone indeed but I am able to figure out if someone does something because of practicality or just because they saw someone else doing it!

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      1. Thanks for the reply. If I got it here, you think what you personally find normal for yourself, especially if it doesn’t affect other directly should be respected and that goes for women shaving or not shaving as well as a man who might prefer wearing a bit of makeup? I think some pull it off with elegance, other less so, but they should do what they feel as well. But I think we agree, otherwise we couldn’t shave our bodies without being accused of following a trend, being vain, unmanly or such, assorted bs, according to many commonplace standards ;).
        Talking about looks, not to object, but I can mention some might be inspired by what another does, because ideas, in general circulate and mix :), that can be different than sheepishly doing something because that’s the new hip thing, but I agree that the difference is subtle.
        Thanks again, cya.

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  3. I want to give you some feedback because while I think you are almost on the right track (saying you don’t want to be judgmental, that girls can do what they want, and that society does shape us greatly these days) I think you wrote this post with complete ignorance. you claim that shaving everywhere is “more hygienic”? why would hair naturally grow if it wasn’t for a purpose?? hair protects the skin from infection and shaving regularly can create a lot of irritation!! and why do people feel the need to shave in the first place? because of aesthetic reasons. if someone claims it is “cleaner” they are not informed.
    also, you give a lot of opinions in this post with no data or examples to back it up.
    you use the word “gross” at least four times. you state your psychology doesn’t allow you to feel okay about hair. what does this even mean? you mean to say your preferences and standards for women are conflicting with your opinion when someone does not want to shave. its none of your fucking business what anyone wants to do with their body hair. you making this post has informed nobody and has only made me mad now.
    i hope as a few months have gone by since you made this post your eyes have opened a little bit. that judging people to be gross because they have some hair under their pits (you do too!!!) is not okay, but you can still change for the better and maybe you’d make more friends. i wish you luck.

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